In the fall of 2009, well before launching Earndit, we spent quite a bit of time studying the different fitness app communities because we knew we’d be partnering with them at some point down the road. It became readily clear to us that RunKeeper was going to become a leader in this space. We were impressed by the way the company engaged its users; we were impressed by how it made product decisions; and we were impressed by the way the company was managed. So we reached out to Jason and Mike in April of 2010 (the month we launched) to see if they’d like to integrate with Earndit. It turns out that conversation was a bit premature, yet we remained in touch with each other from that point forward.
Fast forward 14 months: RunKeeper is now the largest fitness tracking community with over 6 million users. The company recently raised $1.1 million from one of the best venture capital funds in the country – OATV – and may not need to raise another dime. RunKeeper is on a tear and it’s been really fun to watch.
It goes without saying that we’re ecstatic to announce the official integration of RunKeeper with Earndit. Now RunKeeper’s 6 million users can benefit from Earndit’s rewards program and get free goodies just by breaking a sweat with the RunKeeper app. Of course we have to thank all of our amazing reward partners for making these rewards available to you.